Contact Us

The monastery closes at 2pm on Sundays and is closed all day on Mondays (unless there is a Major Feast Day - see the calendar).

Postal Mail:

The Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration
321 Monastery Lane
Ellwood City, PA 16117

Phone: (724) 758-4002


Guest Requests:

Driving Directions

From Interstate 79 North or South:

    • Exit at #96, Portersville.

    • Turn left onto 488 West.

    • At the stop sign turn right.

    • Then make the first left. (This keeps you on 488 West)

    • On Route 488, after crossing a concrete bridge (about 8 miles from Portersville), you will see the monastery sign and driveway on your right.

From PA Turnpike (I-76):

  • Take exit #13.

  • Go north on Rt. 18 one mile to a traffic light.

  • Turn right onto Rt. 351 East.

  • Follow this road through the town of Koppel, across a long bridge, and into Ellwood City.

  • At the last traffic light, corner of Lawrence Avenue and 5th Street, turn left.

  • Turn right at McDonald’s onto Fountain Ave (Route 488 East).

  • Follow 488 East about 3 miles, across two bridges.

  • Entrance to our monastery is on the left, ¼ mile after 2nd bridge.